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Student Writing Competitions

Write to Win!

Writing competitions are a great way to strengthen your research and writing skills...and perhaps even win a cash prize! If you have any questions about the contests below, please contact Katie Rolfes at

The Georgia State University College of Law 2014 Intellectual Property Student Writing Competition -- Submission deadline is April 30, 2014.

The National Association of Women Lawyers' 2014 Selma Moidel Smith Law Student Writing Competition -- Submission deadline is May 1, 2014.

The IT-Lex/Foley & Lardner LLP technology law writing contest -- Submission deadline is May 2, 2014.

The International Association of Defense Counsel 2014 Legal Writing Contest -- Submission deadline is May 16, 2014.

The 16th Annual Andrew P. Vance Memorial Writing Competition sponsored by The Customs and International Trade Bar Association and Brooklyn Law School -- Submission deadline is May 23, 2014

The 2014 Tannenwald Writing Competition sponsored by The Theodore Tannenwald, Jr. Foundation for Excellence in Tax Scholarship and The American College of Tax Counsel -- Submission deadline is July 1, 2014.

The James E. Beckley Securities Arbitration and Law Writing Competition-Submission deadline is September 19, 2014.

The ABA Student Law Division also maintains a list of writing and essay contests on its website.

Happy writing!